I can't Believe I'm a Beanie!, Sugar (UK), September 2003
typed by Niki
Hasnít Orlando Bloom
looked in a mirror lately? We sat him down for a natter to see what other
surprises he could spring on us..
Orlando, things are
going so well for you! How does it feel to be a Hollywood hottie?
still canít believe it! Itís a weird time for me right now, and Iím still trying
to figure it all out. All Iíve ever wanted to do is work though, so I feel
really lucky for the opportunity to do so!
Does the whole movie
star thing overwhelm you?
totally, all the time! But the hardest thing is when you start to live the dream,
Ďcause itís not quite what you expect it to be! Thereís so much media attention
that comes with it, and it can be really over whelming. I suppose it takes some
Whatís it like being
A gorge guy!
what, Iíve only just realised Iíve got heartthrob status! Itís weird and I hope
it wonít get in the way of me making the right choices over films I appear in.
but I think you sometimes have to get used to being popular for your looks,
just to get to do the movies you want to do.
And we bet it
doesnít hurt your chances with the laydees, either? Weíve gotta ask, are you
dating Blue Crush babe Kate Bosworth?
some thing that I wonít talk about. There are some areas in my life where I
have to say, ďOk, I can talk about this because itís work,Ē but the rest of it
isnít really stuff I want to talk about.
Aww! But you must
get excited working with so many lovely gals?
I feel grateful to be around beautiful girls? Of course I do! Iím a guy. All
guys love gorgeous girls, and I get to work with Diane Kruger in Troy, and with
Liv Tyler and Cate Blanchett in Rings, itís great!
Your next movie
P.O.T.C† is out this month. What was it
like playing a pirate?
canít give too much away, but my character starts off as a blacksmith and then
teams up with Johnny Depp whoís like a real deal pirate Ė completely cool and
roguish! Iím sort of a pirate whoís not a pirate.
pretty fit in more ways than one! Did you have to work out for the role?
just finished a British comedy called The Calcium Kid in which I play a boxer,
so I was in pretty good shape. Itís not like I was meant to be muscle man or
anything for this, but it helped to be fit Ė just to maintain the stamina for
four or five months of shooting.
Youíve worked with
some big names Ė are they role models?
Deppís so modest, he was very inspirational. And itís the same with Brad [Pitt]
actually. Iím working with him in Troy. Theyíre similar like that, very
Have you been doing
any more work on L.O.T.R: R.O.T.K?
weíd already shot most of it, but I went back to New Zealand to do a bit more
material Ďcause the director wanted to expand the scenes with Legolas. In the
first movie there was these little running movements over the back of the cave
troll, and in the second I was sliding down the stairs. He had a great idea
where we combine all that stuff for the third movie Ė itís a great moment for
me and for the film, and I think youíll enjoy it.
Are there are a lot
of similarities with L.O.T.R, P.O.T.C and Troy?
theyíre al big movies! But each of the films are completely different and you
canít really compare them.
So whaddya do when
youíre not filming?
donít get much time off, but when I do I just try to hand out with my friends and
family. You realise when youíre away all the time how important it is to spend
time with them. Iím so busy on set that I miss going to the cinema and watching
vids Ėsuch as my fave all time films Monty Python and Stand By Me! I also miss
hearing new music- so I try to catch up on stuff that Iíve missed out on,
especially anything by Radiohead, Jamiroquai and REM.
Weíd probably all
faint if we saw you shopping in Sainsburyís but how often do you get recognised?
get stopped now and again. Some people say, ďyouíre that elf dude right?Ē itís
still weird when it happens though, - so I like the anonymity thatís come with the
long blonde look in L.O.T.R! Iíve got all the fun of being in a big movie without any of the attention!